Uninsured North Carolinians Celebrate Obamacare’s Opening Day
State health insurance marketplaces start enrollment push despite government shutdown
(Raleigh, NC) – For the more than 1.5 million uninsured North Carolinians, today is a day to celebrate the long-awaited opening day of Healtcare.gov, the state marketplace for people to enroll in coverage under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Starting today, people who are uninsured or expect to be uninsured in 2014 can sign up for affordable, comprehensive health benefits. When these plans take effect on Jan. 1, 2014, it will fulfill a key promise of the law by outlawing decades of health insurance discrimination against millions of people with pre-existing conditions who were denied coverage or price-gouged if they could get it.
Of the nearly 1 in 5 North Carolinians who are currently uninsured, Read More